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A sheath for a leuku

A friend asked me to make a sheath for his leuku, because he didn't like the old one. And there it is:…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 15, 2016 at 22:56 — No Comments

Hunting knife II version #10

And one more hunting knife. This one will hunt in the Great plains of the dining-room and the Valley of the Kitchen.

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 10, 2016 at 12:31 — 2 Comments

Minion #15

Shortly after #14 it is time for #15. Actually, I was working on these two brothers at the same time. 

At first #15 was planneed to be with one whole piece of acacia for handle, but I decided it was too poor. So I cut the piece in two, removed the metal guard, put two pieces of twisted oak, cut corian guard and heel and added stainless steel spacers. This was assembled and disassembled about 3413873165 times, utill it fitted (almost) as I wanted it to fit.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 7, 2016 at 1:30 — 3 Comments

Minion #14

The Canadian belt knife is gone to his new owner and it was time to start making the new knife. Since I'm obsessed with the minions - of cource the next knife is a tiny one.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60HRc. Sapele and black corian handle, impregneted with linseed oil and polished with carnauba wax. The sheath is calf blank, oiled with Vaseline to stay soft and to prevent absorbing moisture.

OAL - 160mm, blade only - 70/27/3,7mm.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 5, 2016 at 23:15 — 2 Comments

Canadian belt knife vol.6

The knife is an order from a satisfied customer.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc, the handle is palm tree. You all know the dimensions.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 3, 2016 at 11:45 — 2 Comments

Hunting knife II version #8

D3 steel, hardened up to about 61 HRc, corian with acacia and walnut handle.

The knife is order from a pleased customer and is a gift for his friend. This is why i've put some more time and effort in making it. This is it's second handle - the first one was just as ordered - white corian, alder and Rhodopean spurce. But the alder's flader didn't came uot very good, and some internal voids showed out in the spurce. I could have the voids filled and go on with the poor…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:45 — No Comments

The unit

Four knives - one for each member of the team. 

The steel is BECUT, hardened up to about 58 HRc, paracord handle, soaked with epoxy. Kydex sheaths (not made by me).…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:39 — No Comments

Minion #13 - the fatal one!

The fatal #13 of the minions' tribe!

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc, corian and acacia handle with brass spacers. The mounting is with hidden nut and the heel is held with brass rivets.

This one was also assembled and disassembled about 654296641 until finally everything was fitted together and I was pleased with it.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 20, 2016 at 11:38 — 2 Comments

Canadian belt knife

I haven't made this model for quite a long time, but I still can do it. The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc. The handle is black micarta.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on July 10, 2016 at 12:00 — 10 Comments

Custom Knives by Alan Davis

Thought I would start a blog here to showcase the work of my favorite knifemaker.   I stumbled across Alan Davis, a knifemaker from Boerne, Texas, in late 2012.  I was blown away by his knife designs.  Even more astounding was the fact that they were virtually all one of a kind creations.  Alan didn't just make one or two patterns and then just outfit them with different materials.  Each and every one was pretty much different.  While he did have a few designs that people seemed to like and…

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Added by Dennis Hibar on July 6, 2016 at 5:30 — 255 Comments

Tanto sharing for Bryan W

This is a Tanto that was given to me by the widow of my best friend that died a few years ago.  He loved the Japanese swords, and unfortunately I know little of its history.  I did have an expert look at it, who determined it was made from a cut down (or broken) WWII Japanese sword.  The polishing is not correct, the shape of the blade tip is a bit off, but the parts are all authentic and someone put a lot of time into this piece.  The collar was noted as being very…

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Added by Jan Carter on June 29, 2016 at 19:56 — No Comments

Motley

I assembled and disassembled it about 198769312 times. But it came out really interesting and a bit different from it's brothers.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), 61 HRc, OAL - 165mm, blade only ~75х25х4mm. The handle is white corian, composite wood, acacia and stainless steel and brass spacers.

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 22, 2016 at 23:01 — No Comments

Wenge(r)

Another tiny one. This one went away before I had the chance to make some photos, so I use photos made from the new owner.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), 61 HRc, the handle is wenge.

The name is untranslatable pun - in Bulgarian "wenge" is the wood and when you add "r" (wenger) it means "warlock".

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 22, 2016 at 22:54 — No Comments

Plain or Fancy ?

I like a great looking knife , I really do .

Just as with most people a fancy set of handle scales or a little damascus really get's my attention . I have one or two knives that are very attractive and I wouldn't part with them for any reason , but I pick up and carry the same few knives all the time . With the greatest respect to the talented guys who have designed my users they do have one thing in common , they are Plain !

I never really thought of this until I started…

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Added by John Bamford on June 16, 2016 at 7:30 — 9 Comments

Red and black

Another one of my favourite tiny knives! Can't stop making them!

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 61 HRc. OAL - 175mm, blade only - ~80x30x4mm. The handle is made of black corian and acacia with red fiber spacers. It is impregnated with linseed oil and polished with carnaiba wax. The sheath is calf blank, oiled with Vaseline.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 14, 2016 at 22:49 — No Comments

The Wasp

After a long break - I sold my appartment and moved out, I started working again. 

This one is ordered as a gift - first knife for a newbie hunter. The customer - a friend of the hunter chose the shape of the blade and left me to choose the handle materials. At this time I was drawn by the Dark side of the Force, so I decided to put black corian and yellow and black composite wood and black fiber spacers. The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to 61 HRc. OAL - 230mm, blade -…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on June 14, 2016 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

Remington Bullets

I might not catch many peoples attentions here with this, but I am looking for a few Remington Bullet Knives. The original bullets from the 20s-30s. I am currently stuck on 11 and looking for the remaining 3. R1613 with bullet shield, R1263 two blade drop point, R4466 the baby muskrat. These are the 3 I am looking for at this time. I'd still be interested in seeing any other original bullets if someone has a few for sale. 

Thanks in advance!

Added by Justin Pumphrey on June 7, 2016 at 12:54 — No Comments


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King TUT Knife

Try this knife for being "out of this world".  www.space.com/33037-king-tut-blade-made-of-meteorite.html.

Added by Sergi C. Heideman on June 1, 2016 at 9:15 — 1 Comment

A knifemakers gathering 20-23 May, Sopot, BG

Hi, guys!

About a year ago one of the best Bulgarian engravers - Evgeni Dimov proposed to make a gathering of the knifemakers in Bulgaria. The idea was to exchange some experience, to meet each other and to keep the tradition alive. Lots of people were interested and and said they will take part in it. 

The gathering took place in Sopot - a beautiful town in Central Bulgaria, in the Sopot…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on May 31, 2016 at 23:39 — No Comments

Memorial Day, Just my take

I don't often narrow my comments to USA but this holiday is one that is very close to my heart

I am a brat!  I was raised being moved from country to country, state to state and base to base.  It was honestly a privilege.  I learned that no matter where you are in the world at 4PM every day, you stopped, placed your hand over your heart, listened to the National Anthem followed by Taps.  You learned early that God and Country were to be respected and those lost remembered.

I…

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Added by Jan Carter on May 26, 2016 at 14:08 — 2 Comments

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